Benintendi Breaks Out of Slump – Sox Win 7-3
Rookie Andrew Benintendi had been in a slump, he was hitless in his last 5 games before geting a single in Saturday's game. On Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, Benintendi was 3-4 with 2 home runs, scoring 3 runs, and driving in 3 runs to lead the Red Sox offense as they beat the Orioles 7-3.
Chris Sale pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 3 runs, striking out 9, walking 1 and gave up 6 hits. He is now 7-2 with a 2.89 ERA
Mookie Betts was 1-4, and his single was his 500th career hit. He is now the 7th Red Sox with 500 hits before turning 25. He joins Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Bobby Doerr, Tony Conigliaro, Jim Rice, and Xander Bogaerts in that club.
The "Killer B's" Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts, the top 3 of the Red Sox lineup were 6-13, scoring 5 runs.
The Boston Red Sox are now 31-25, and are in 2nd place, 2.0 games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox are off on Monday, before opening a 3 game series in New York against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, June 6th with the pregame starting at 6:20 PM with the 1st pitch at 7:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.